Courses & Descriptions
The following are the classes (required and elective) that are part of the Center's Curriculum.
Immersion 9 Course #5520 (Spanish) 36 weeks (1 cr.); required for Center students; Grade 9 Honors
• Develop proficiency skills where Spanish is the exclusive means of communication.
• Explore customs and cultures where the target language is spoken.
• Explore relationships with non-English speaking members of the local and international community.
Immersion 10 Course #5530 (Spanish) 36 weeks (1 cr.); required for Center students; Grade 10 Honors
• Improve communication skills where Spanish is the exclusive means of communication.
• Apply all language skills through the analysis of customs and traditions.
• Develop relationships with non-English speaking members of the local and international community.
Immersion 11,
AP Spanish Language
Course #5570 (Spanish) 36 weeks (1 cr.); required for Center students; Grade 11 Honors
• Refine fluency through the advanced study of language structures and vocabulary.
• Analyze and evaluate various literary works and themes to prepare for the Advanced Placement Spanish Language exam.
Immersion 12,
AP Spanish Literature
Course #5580 (Spanish) 36 weeks (1 cr.); required for Center students; Grade 12 Honors
• Perfect Spanish language skills for use beyond the classroom.
• Complete an in-depth study of Spanish and Latin American authors and works to include all of the suggested readings and preparation for the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature exam.
Immersion World History & Geography II Course #2221 36 weeks (1 cr.); required for Center students; Grade 10 Honors.
SOL World History & Geography II end-of-course test; Instructed in Spanish. (See Course #2221A in Section V of the HCPS Planning Guide for specific course content.)
Field Experience Course #5998 36 weeks (1 cr.); required for Center students; counts as a practical art credit; Grades 11 or 12
• Complete a minimum of 40 hours of approved community service.
• Expand foreign language skills by working with elementary students and by working with an organization, business, or agency that has international ties.
Study Abroad Course #5535 (Spanish) Summer (1 cr.); elective
Center students may choose to travel after Grade 10 or 11
• Pass/Fail
• Acquire knowledge of the culture and history through a home-stay experience during the summer.
• Complete preparatory work before travel and post-travel projects.
Note: Students receive credit for the Immersion Center’s Study-Abroad Program but do not receive credit for other travel experiences. Credit is posted on the student’s transcript during the school year following travel.
Cultures and Connections Course #1518 36 weeks (1 cr.); elective; Grades 10, 11, or 12 Honors; Instructed in Spanish.
• Develop an understanding of and an appreciation for the historical and cultural elements that contribute to the Spanish and Latin American civilizations.
• Study the music, art, literature and culture of Spanish-speaking countries from early times to present.
Contemporary Perspectives Course #5997 36 weeks (1 cr.) elective; offered every other year; counts as one fine art credit; Grades 11 or 12 Honors; Instructed in Spanish.
• Improve language skills and comprehension through Spanish newspapers, magazines, television and online resources.
• Understand and respond to current issues using authentic materials and resources.
Conversation and Composition

Course #5505 36 weeks (1 cr.) elective; offered every other year; Grades 11 or 12 Honors; Instructed in Spanish.
• Improve interpersonal and presentational communication, accent, intonation and fluency.
• Expand vocabulary.
• Strengthen complex grammar and usage.

Sample Four-Year Curriculum
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12

Center Module I
Immersion Spanish 9
Immersion Health and PE 9
Other World Language

Center Module II
Immersion Spanish 10
Immersion World History & Geography II


Center Module III
Immersion Spanish 11

Immersion Field Experience
Immersion elective*

Center Module IV
Immersion Spanish 12
Immersion elective*


English 9
Science
Social Studies
Mathematics

English 10
Science
Mathematics
Economics and Personal Finance
English 11
Science
Mathematics
Virginia and US History
English 12
Science
Mathematics
Virginia and US Governemt
Elective

NOTES: Refer to Planning Guide and Counselor to determine which graduation requirements apply to you.
*Elective - 10 total Immersion credits required to receive diploma seal.

 

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